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Same old faces being tipped to become 'Metro Mayor' for the region suggest that the search needs to be widened

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones says the West Midlands must have an elected mayor if it wants a devolution deal similar to Greater Manchester's

More pressure for elected mayor to lead West Midlands Combined Authority

Ministers spell out that region needs mayor to win significant new powers but West Midlands council leaders draw up proposals for system without clear leader

MP Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne vows sit-in if HS2 railroads deal to use land for jobs

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has condemned HS2 Ltd for failing to listen to the concerns of Birmingham City Council and MPs.

Jess Phillips, the newly elected MP for Yardley

Region's MPs keep it in the family as claims revealed

Commons publishes allowances and interests

The Blairites are taking back control of Labour - and Yvette Cooper is their candidate

The Blairites have been quiet for years but they haven't gone away - and now they see a chance to reclaim their party

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Birmingham Labour MPs back Yvette Cooper for leadership

No nominations for favourite Andy Burnham as majority of Birmingham MPs back Shadow Home Secretary

Coun Ansar Ali Khan

Probe into Birmingham Labour councillor's victory

Politician Ansar Ali Khan won the Washwood Heath ward seat with 78 per cent of the vote which has now been challenged amid claims of undue spiritual influence

Yvette Cooper at Stanville Primary School, Birmingham

Yvette Cooper favoured for Labour leader by Midland MPs

Mrs Cooper has the support of at least four of the city’s nine Labour MPs, more than any other contender so far

Roger Godsiff

Labour must stop being "the timid party" warns Birmingham MP

Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff says he warned former leader Ed Miliband that Labour was on course to lose the general election

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pictured with Birmingham Airport's chief executive Paul Kehoe

Ed Balls promises city centre enterprise zone will extend to Curzon HS2 Station

Business leaders welcomed an earlier vow from George Osborne to extend the enterprise zone which would open up the door to borrowing millions needed to regenerate and create thousands of jobs

They say they're fighting for every vote - but the parties are targeting a few key seats

They don't like to talk about it but sometimes top politicians admit this general election campaign is really targeting a small number of voters

The Mailbox - home of the BBC in Birmingham

Backlash as BBC recruits just 1 in 50 staff in Birmingham

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Post investigation reveals the city is overlooked in recruitment as most roles are filled in London or Salford despite pledge to devolve spending to the regions

Watch: Labour council leader condemns "abhorrent" immigration leaflet by Labour shadow minister

The Labour leader of Birmingham Council attacked "abhorrent" leaflets by a Shadow Minister which warned immigrants must "earn the right to stay" by learning English and obeying British laws.

Liam Byrne has defended a leaflet containing comments on immigration as Labour Party policy

Liam Byrne defends robust language in election leaflet

Labour candidate says city council leader Sir Albert Bore was hoodwinked into condemning the leaflet as "abhorrent"

Apprentices in the Aston Martin design department mould a car from clay

Labour doesn't just want to cut tuition fees - it wants employers to pay students

Attention has focused on Labour's plans to cut tuition fees but the party's long-term plan is for students to earn a salary while they learn

West Midlands' export surplus to China nears £3bn

Region sees another rise in the amount of good heading east compared with what is coming back as brands like JLR and JCB lead the way

LDV site at Washwood Heath has been freed up by HS2 to allow development there

HS2 land freed to create over 2,000 jobs in Washwood Heath

Land in east Birmingham once earmarked for train yards can now be developed under new vision called East Birmingham Growth Prospectus

Birmingham health expert's delight at ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Pro-smoking campaigners Forest claim the legislation is excessive

Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Long time since Labour's prawn cocktail offensive

Last time Labour was in opposition the party launched the "prawn cocktail offensive", when it wined and dined business leaders in an attempt to convince them that Labour was on their side.

Quarter of West Midlands homes can't afford basic standard of living

In the week the Birmingham Post unveils its Rich List, Jonathan Walker looks at the other side of the coin and examines how one in four homes in the region have been plunged into poverty

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